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Mighty war horses and stolen sculptures - Art & Culture in China
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Mighty war horses and stolen sculptures

Four pieces of the "Zhaoling Liujun," a set of six bas-relief horse sculptures from the Zhaoling Mausoleum, depict the favorite war horses of Emperor Taizong of Tang.
More than just pretty pictures: Learning new ways we can harness art for healing - Art & Culture in China
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More than just pretty pictures: Learning new ways we can harness art for healing

Shanghai Daily talks to Ingela Johansson on her virtual exhibition, an ongoing project and her ideas on the healing power of art.
Buzzword: 撕漫感 manga-ish, cartoonish - Art & Culture in China
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Buzzword: 撕漫感 manga-ish, cartoonish

A newly coined expression, "撕漫感" is used to describe people who looks or dressed up pretty much resembling certain characters in comics, Japanese manga and anime series.
Photo-painter creates stories without words - Art & Culture in China
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Photo-painter creates stories without words

"The Drawn Out Moment" is artist Shi Guowei's first major retrospective, featuring 21 of his artworks, created from 2006 to this date.
Ancient relief work calls the tune - Art & Culture in China
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Ancient relief work calls the tune

A Hebei Museum relief piece vividly captures the scene of performing female musicians, which dates back to the Five Dynasties (AD 907-960).
Buzzword: 好嫁风 Easy-to-get-married style - Art & Culture in China
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Buzzword: 好嫁风 Easy-to-get-married style

A recent Weibo post cast the spotlight on a fashion trend called "easy-to-get-married style." 
Confucian classics carved in stone - Art & Culture in China
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Confucian classics carved in stone

Before printing was invented in China in the early Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), the only way to read and circulate articles was to copy them by hand.
Buzzword: 夺笋 mean or sarcastic - Art & Culture in China
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Buzzword: 夺笋 mean or sarcastic

Literally, "夺笋" means fighting for bamboo shoots. Today, in China's social media platforms, it stands for "多损," referring to someone being mean or sarcastic.
Little-known calligraphy art skills of heroic Kublai Khan adversary - Art & Culture in China
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Little-known calligraphy art skills of heroic Kublai Khan adversary

Wen Tianxiang (1236-83) is rightly remembered in China for his patriotism, righteousness and loyalty to his people and land. Little is known about his brilliant calligraphy skills.
Buzzword: 社会性死亡 social death - Art & Culture in China
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Buzzword: 社会性死亡 social death

In the book "The Undertaking," writer Thomas Lynch divided death into different categories. "When we die to those around us," he writes, "an end we might call our social death."
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